Carly Thompson - Engagement Producer

Engagement Producer

I just graduated from Emerson College, and after three years of brutal winters in Boston, I’m more than happy to be back in the Tampa Bay sunshine. I grew up in Tampa, so working with the Times as as an engagement producer is really like reconnecting with a community I’ve always known and loved. My interests veer towards lifestyle and culture, with previous internships at Tampa Magazine and Boston Magazine, but I like seeing how a local newspaper incorporates that into their coverage. I spend a lot of my time pampering my kittens, but you’re bound to catch me lounging on Pass-A-Grille beach with a cheesy romance novel on my days off.

  1. Flowers and drawings rest at a memorial site for Winter the dolphin on Friday at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. The 16-year-old Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, the star of "Dolphin Tale," died Thursday.
  2. Tyler Rorah, 18, of Brooksville, receives a Moderna COVID‑19 vaccine shot from LPN Sonia Woods, right, while receiving his CDC (issued) Covid 10 Vaccination Card during his vaccination appointment on Monday, April 5, 2021, at Saint Leo University, which is serving as the host for the Florida Department of Health’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution for East Pasco County.

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  3. We're great apart, but together? Legendary. So, this Valentine's Day, be our Tampa Bae.
  4. Randy McKinney, of Clearwater, holds "I Voted" stickers moments after casting his ballot at the Supervisor of Elections Office at the Pinellas County Courthouse, 315 Court St., during early voting on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Clearwater.